Football Card Sets (By Season)
1968 Football 6 Team Card Set
- Legends: Namath, Jets elevate the AFL with stunning Super Bowl win
- Powerhouses: 13-1 Colts; 12-2 Cowboys, Chiefs, Raiders; and the 11-3 Jets
- Superstars: Top passer Dawson, top runner Kelly (led NFL in yards, TDs, points)
Carded teams: The 11-3 Jets, the 13-1 Colts, the 12-2 Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, the 12-2 Dallas Cowboys and the 10-4 Cleveland Browns. Former Colts title-winning coach Weeb Ewbank now masterminded the Jets, becoming the only coach to win championships in both leagues.
This season will be forever immortal, not only for the flamboyant Namath starting the trend of guaranteeing victories, but for the notorious “Heidi Game” – when NBC infamously cut away from the 50 seconds of the Raiders-Jets regular season game to show the regularly schedule movie. Fans who missed Oakland’s two-TDs-in-nine-seconds comeback for a 43-32 win inundated the network with angry calls are responsible for networks staying to end of games today.
On your tabletop, you’ll have Cleveland HB Leroy Kelly, who led the league in rushing yards (1239), touchdowns (20), and points scored (120), and a Browns defense that set an NFL record with 32 interceptions. Kansas City had the AFL’s top passer (Len Dawson), the league’s stingiest defense (170 points) and the top placekicker (Jan Stenerud), but one of the great Strat-O-Matic teams ever lost a tie-breaker to Oakland in the AFL West and didn’t make the playoffs.
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This is a 6-team card set. The entire 26-team 1968 NFL and AFL is available in the computer version.